Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge Recipe. This fudge is rich and seriously addictive! Fabulous Fall recipe.

When I first heard of pumpkin fudge, I was like, “pumpkin and fudge go together? huh?” The answer is a huge, YES! This is one of those lick-the-pan-clean-because-it-so-good recipes! The rich creamy texture of pumpkin makes for a great fudge. I got this AMAZING recipe from my mom. Thanks for giving us a yummy new fall treat addiction, mom!
I would describe this recipe as a rich, creamy pumpkin pie that melts in your mouth {minus all the baking, of course!}, that you can eat with your fingers. You can’t beat that! This easy pumpkin fudge whips up in about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to only use canned pumpkin or your fudge will not set up correctly.
Pumpkin Fudge Recipe
1 1/2 cups sugar                               
1/2 cup canned pumpkin {do not use fresh pumpkin}
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup evaporated milk 
2 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 12 oz. pkg. vanilla baking chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 
Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil, leaving the foil longer than the pan, spray the foil with non stick spray.
In a heavy pan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, salt and pie spice. Stirring constantly over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 12 min. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, marshmallows, and vanilla chips, until smooth. Pour into the foil lined pan. Cover and refrigerate until set.
Dump set up candy onto cutting board. Lift foil off, and cut and enjoy!!
(double batch fills a regular cake pan)
Best Pumpkin Fudge ever! so creamy and delicious. Its like creamy pumpkin pie without the fuss.
You will love this scrumptious fall recipe! It is one of those recipes you’ll make over and over again and enjoy it each time. Its the best pumpkin fudge recipe around!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Fall y’all!
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  1. 1
    Spatula's and Spoons

    This sounds delicious!! I'm addicted to anything pumpkin :)

  2. 2

    Oh, goodness. You had me at pumpkin. Then again at fudge. Must try right away!

  3. 3
    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    Yum! I have 1/2 a cup of pumpkin leftover from Thanksgiving just waiting for this recipe!!

  4. 4

    Sounds absolutely yummy and all I'm missing is the baking chips… I'm stopping at the market on my way home. Fudge!

  5. 5

    I've got canned pumpkin left over from Thanksgiving… definitely going to give this a try!

  6. 6

    That looks FANTASTIC! I'm going to make some this Christmas when we head to the MIL's house. She'll be sooooo impressed!

  7. 7

    This looks amazing! Can't wait to make some and see if I like it as much as I think I will.

    Anyone have a recipe for Peach Fudge? I had some in Colorado a few years ago and would love to find a recipe.

  8. 8

    Making this right now, and I literally licked the entire pan clean! So yummy! Thanks for the recipie, I love all your ideas!

  9. 9

    Well I have to say that this sounds so delicious. I am going to have to give this a try!

  10. 10
    Jenica @ Pumpkin's Boutique

    I made this today and while it tastes awesome, it never firmed up! It's just a big sticky glob. What did I do wrong?

    1. 10.1
      Marc A. Drexler

      Mine turned into a big sticky glob when the chips were added, as well, but they all melted easily. I spread it into the fudge pan anyway, forcing it to the corners with the spoon. Upon setting, its texture is pretty much normal fudge texture. I think the pumpkin gives it a solidity that doesn’t translate into hardness

  11. 11

    Oh Linda! I miss you so! I was just looking through old blog posts and saw a comment from you and was thinking "wonder what she's up to these days??" I've been super busy and have been a blog slacker, both in posting and reading. This fudge looks DIVINE! Hope you're doing well!

  12. 12
    Christina B

    I tried to make this twice, because I too am addicted to anything pumpkin and both times it turned out WAY wrong. First time, I think I used too many marshmallows, and the second time it wouldn't firm up. And I followed the instructions to a T. What did I do wrong???

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  14. 13

    Sounds like a fun thing to try!

  15. 14

    I can’t find vanilla baking chips anywhere. Is there a brand name? Are they the same as white chocolate chips? Dying to try this!

  16. 15

    Oh man, these sound fantastic… except for the marshmallows! I’m vegetarian, so gelatin is a no-go. :( Is there anything I could sub, or do you think they would they still hold together without them?

    1. 15.1

      hi Laura, i’m not a foodie, but i don’t think they would hold their shape without the marshmellows. and i don’t know enough about cooking to suggest an alternative. sorry!

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  18. 16

    Followed exactly – and others have mentioned the fudge not firming – please tell me I did not just waste my time and ingredients.

    1. 16.1

      Hi Kristi,
      I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t had any problems with it not firming up. Usually mine is quite firm and thick, just like fudge. Did it boil the full 12 minutes? Maybe with your altitude, you may need to boil longer? Did you add any water?
      best wishes,

  19. 17


    I like pumpkin can you tell? :P

  20. 18

    Do you think I could use fresh pumpkin instead of canned to make this? It sounds very good.

  21. 19

    Unfortunately mine also didn’t firm up. I followed the recipe to a T, but to no avail. On the sweeter side though, we are using it as a spread on toast. AMAZING.

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  23. 20

    anything pumpkin

  24. 21

    Mmm! That sounds SO delicious. May I ask why not to use fresh pumpkin though? I puréed a bunch so I have it in hand :) But I think I have a can in the pantry. I’m just curious.

    1. 21.1

      The fresh pumpkin has too much water in it so the fudge won’t set up properly. If you have a way to remove some of the water content from the fresh pumpkin, then it may work!

  25. 22

    I followed this exactly, except I covered it while boiling and I’m guessing that’s a no-no (even though the recipe doesn’t say not to). Ended up being WAY too liquidy to ever set properly so I ended up bringing it to a boil a few times and turning it into pumpkin caramel.

  26. 23

    Can I substitute marshmallow cream for the mini marshmallows?